Jodie is a trauma-based practitioner specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and Somatic Experiencing®. Her bodywork sessions are covered by RMT insurance.
I am a trauma-based bodyworker with over 20 years of foundational experience as a Registered Massage Therapist. My sessions are tailored to clients’ goals, presenting issues and symptoms, and typically integrate any or all of the following: CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release, Somatic Experiencing®, and Traditional Swedish Massage. I also offer other holistic interventions of Energy and Body healing, which I typically include when indicated: Reiki, Regression Therapy, & Ancestral/Traditional Healing.
Bodywork sessions primarily address the fascial and nervous systems. These two systems are integral in negotiating the body's ability to resolve stress, pain and "trauma" (overwhelm/PTSD). The methods I use help discharge traumatic stress from the body, which contribute to many symptoms experienced in PTSD and other syndromes.
In order to access these systems, a light touch is necessary: therefore, I do not do deep tissue massage treatments. Massage can be employed to help relax the system, so we can "go deeper".
I have a special interest in early developmental experiences, such as pre, post and peri-natal disturbances. I have experience working with PTSD, Migraines, Anxiety/Depression, & many Physiological and Psychological Syndromes.
Treatment frequency varies widely case-to-case .. but I do notice shifts happen for clients between 4-8 regularly scheduled sessions (every 1-3 weeks).
I believe the body knows how to heal .. sometimes it just needs help activating the healing potential. What I do is help facilitate the system towards balance.
I encourage you to bring with you to any session with me, as this will drive the focus and energy of the work:
*From your perspective, if your time with me was to be beneficial for you .. what would you want to see happen and/or experience?
*What would you want to be different at the end of each session?
*What is important for you?
All sessions seek to unearth and shift patterns of pain, stress and blocked survival life force energy. This is done mindfully, compassionately and within a client's own pace and rhythm.
I believe in a holistic approach to healing and wellness. Therefore my work represents an integration of mind-body-spirit. Please see my credentials below.
It would be an honour to work with you.
For more information and to book a session visit www.somaessencehealing.com.